Project Manager

Location: Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 05-08-2018
Project Manager
Location: Arlington, VA   
Inspire, the largest social network for patients and caregivers is seeking a Project Manager to assist with developing project and product roadmaps as well as defining project management processes and best practices.  The Project Manager will report to the Vice President of Finance and will work cross functionally with our teams of product managers, engineers, and researchers managing multiple complex projects.  In addition to this, you will interact with other stakeholders throughout the company on important initiatives both internally driven and client facing.
As part of this team, you will bridge the technical and business worlds, translating between the two to help us define and implement next-generation products.  In this role you will:
  • Apply your practical experience of project and product management, as well as software development processes to assist with developing new software products, including the adoption of best practices, process improvements, and risk mitigation plans.
  • Develop a deep understanding of our current projects, products and current site functionality.
  • Work directly with product management team to define an overall product roadmap and prioritize competing demands.
  • Evaluate product and feature requests and work to ensure requirements are ready to code.
  • Track ongoing project status through Trello boards and pull requests in GitHub Enterprise.
  • Act as liaison between business owners and technical staff.
  • Ensure organization and facilitation of project planning, retrospectives, and release planning.
  • Work cross functionally to set priorities and communicate project status 
  • 10+ years with customer-facing applications 
  • 3+ years defining and developing project management processes and best practices
  • Product Management and Software Development Lifecycle knowledge
  • Ability to communicate project status across a matrixed organization.
  • Familiarity with agile project management 
  • Proven knowledge of the software development life cycle, change management and Product Management
  • Demonstrated track record of clarifying requirements, defining project plans, tracking progress, and providing visibility with product or engineering team leads.
  • A team-oriented, collaborative attitude with the ability to foster cooperation between project stakeholders. 
  • Ability to guide initiatives with shifting requirements and priorities in a fast-moving environment.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; experience presenting complex concepts and information to technical and non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to succeed and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Generous PTO policy (ask us about it!)
  • Stock options
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching
  • A corporate mission that benefits society
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Talented, creative co-workers
Inspire was founded in 2005 out of our interest in health, our personal experiences with difficult health issues, and the vision that we could use the Internet to improve patients' and caregivers’ ability to find support. We believe patient centricity is the future of healthcare.
Inspire’s mission is to bring people together and to accelerate medical research. We have developed focused member groups and partnered with over 100 non-profit patient advocacy organizations, including the American Lung Association, National Osteoporosis Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, National Psoriasis Foundation, and Lupus Foundation of America, to provide online patient communities in a safe, privacy-protected environment. Members are resources for each other sharing health information and support without regard to location, background, or status. Together they reduce the feelings of isolation experienced by those with chronic conditions, cancer, rare diseases. We all believe that “Together we’re better”.
From marketers, designers, to software engineers and healthcare product experts, we are a diverse community with the goal of changing the patient and caregiver experience through community.
Apply for the opportunity to join our team by emailing your resume and cover letter to and include "Project Manager" in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!
Melissa Lewellyn
Principal Recruiter
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